YMCA Turkey Trot 5K

Thu November 28, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO US 80920 Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Description
On November 28th, 2019, the Briargate Family YMCA is hosting our 22nd annual Turkey Trot 5K and Tiny Trot in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The Turkey Trot 5K and Kids’ Tiny Trot Fun Run is the eagerly anticipated Holiday event of the season and is a fundraiser for the YMCA. This fundraiser enables us  to provide scholarships to local families in need, which, in turn, allows them access to the YMCA and its many programs. 

 

Bring the whole family with age based pricing, stroller friendly and furry waves!

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Age based pricing for the 5K!
Ages 0-6: $10
Ages 7-17: $20
Ages 18-69: Tiered Pricing
Ages 70+: $20

 

Furry Friends Wave

Furry Friends are now welcome to run with their human friends! Must be leashed, current on shots, and well behaved. Human friends must pick up after furry friends. Furry friends will receive a rock'n Turkey Trot 5K bandana and a treat! All furry animals must run in the furry friendly waves. Don't worry, your time starts when you cross the starting line and end when you cross the finish line.

 

Packet Pickup and Race Day Info
The 22nd Annual YMCA Turkey Trot is right around the corner and in true Thanksgiving fashion, we would like to say THANK YOU! This is going to be our biggest, best 5K yet and we couldn't do it without you! You'll have a great time while making it possible for our friends and neighbors in need to access membership and programs at the Y.

 

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In order to prep you for the festivities, (1) LIKE us on Facebook where we’ll give you any last minute updates and you can check for free photos after the race, (2) share the YMCA Race Series Facebook page so your friends and family will know where to find you and (3) check out this important info below!

 


Packet Pickup 

You may choose any of the following locations for packet pickup. We assign bibs at the location so we will have your packet available for you at any location should your plans change. You may pick up your family's, friends' or teammates' packets. 
November 26th:
  • Colorado Running Company (5262 N. Nevada Ave #140, Colorado Springs, CO 80918) from 12-7pm.
  • Briargate YMCA (4025 Family Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80920) from 12-7pm.
November 27th:
  • Colorado Running Company (5262 N. Nevada Ave #140, Colorado Springs, CO 80918) from 12-5pm.
  • Briargate YMCA (4025 Family Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80920) from 12-7pm.
November 28th:
  • Briargate YMCA (4025 Family Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80920) from 6:30-8:45am.
 

 

On Site Registration

We will have on site registration, November 28th at the Briargate YMCA for $50 from 6:30-8:45am. We will be accepting registrations however the race shirt is not guaranteed. Anyone registering after 8:45am may not be chip timed. Tell your friends to register now! 

 


Race Day Info

Parking: Parking is limited. We highly encourage carpooling! Parking is available at the Briargate YMCA as well as the parking lots located to the North of the YMCA. Please note that all vehicles parked in the parking lots North of the YMCA must be removed by 2pm or vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. (Carpool). Please do not park at the Presidio Point Apartments. (Carpool). This is for residents only and you may get towed at your expense. Please be respectful of businesses in the area as well. CARPOOL CARPOOL CARPOOL
Start Times:  9:00am 5K, 8:15am Kids' Tiny Trot Fun Run 
Where: Starting line is at Austin Bluffs and Briargate Parkway, just North of the Briargate YMCA. Please see the race map for details on the course. The Turkey Yard is where you'll find the porta potties, finish line water and food, results, award ceremony and all of our awesome sponsors! The Turkey Yard is located at the southwest corner of Austin Bluffs and Briargate.
Awards for 5K:  Presented immediately following the race to the top three finishers in each division as well as the top three overall female and male finishers. Results will be posted atwww.ppymca.org/turkeytrot as soon as possible. 
Turkey Yard: Stop by the Turkey Yard after you finish and visit our sponsors and vendors! 
Race Day Etiquette: Look for the large banners near the starting line with minute/mile paces and jump in with the group that best fits your pace for your 5K. This allows us to have a smooth start and not bottle neck! Don't worry, your time does not start until you cross the starting line and ends when you cross the finish line! Please keep to the right and allow for faster runners to pass on the left. Have fun. Be kind. Be thankful. Oh, and remember, alcohol is prohibited and tastes better anyway with family AFTER the Turkey Trot in the comfort of your own home.
Timeline: 
6:30 a.m. - Packet pickup, onsite registration begin
8:00 a.m. - Turkey Yard opens, festivities begin
8:15 a.m. - Kids' Free Tiny Trot Fun Run (.56 miles)
8:45 a.m. - Packet pickup and onsite registration ends
8:55 a.m. - National Anthem and group photo
9:00 a.m. - 5K - First wave starts
9:45 a.m. - Awards presentation (Age category and costume)

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Jingle Bell 5K and Kids Fun Run
Don't forget to check out the Jingle Bell 5k on December 14th, 2019! 
www.ppymca.org/jinglebell

Highlights!
Sponsors
Place
4025 Family Place
Colorado Springs, CO US 80920
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ppymca.org/turkeytrot.

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- Participant must carry phone
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